The only construction I've done with pillars is my crystal clear divider set where the pillars drive all the way down through the lower cake.
I've seen pillar sets where the pillars are between two plastic separators, and the piece sits right on the lower cake.
But I don't know how you have pillars between cakes where the top of the lower cake is frosted and the pillars are (or at least appear to be) sitting on top of the frosting!
I need this explained ... and pictures would be a plus!
It took me a minute, but I 'got' what you were saying. They are a two-piece deal. The pillar that goes all the way in, plus a loose 'foot' that rests on the cake.
OK, Chutzpah, I get that! Thanks!
So, anybody, how do these curved pillars work?
I've never seen those before (not a Wilton fan). It looks like you need the two-plate system.
I'd like to know too, I have a cake due in 2 weeks that I need to use them on...
I think maybe you are asking about the 2 plate system? The ones with the movable feet are single plate, same as if you had to hide the join with icing. For the ones where you see 2 plates, you have to add dowels into the cake to hold up the plate-pillar-plate separation. Those curved pillars work the same way, in between 2 plates. HTH
Illustrated common cake support systems:
(With complete and accurate directions.)
More on SPS system:
(See leahs post.)
Illustrated how to cut level dowels by indydebi: